Wanderer wrote:It was explained to me tonight. It's a move by some mechanical genius that after a locomotive comes out from major work, they feel they should be "better safe than sorry" and run doubled.
It sounds like a damn good plan to me; I'd much rather have the locos "test" after work done than have to trust a single loco "fresh from the MMC" — which, ninety-nine percent of the time, spells trouble, when anything
is "coming from the MMC".
Lenny runs a HELL
of a railroad — he wants the trains OUT
of there!!!!!!!!! And if not, you will get the wrath of the sarcastic remarks, which he has to be king of! haahhha
Is there an NJT liaison in Dock tower, other than the supervision at Newark Penn? IMO, it would be much easier if there was an NJT person up at Dock so they can see what is going on up there, and problems with busy signals could be reduced, if North Jersey could simply contact the NJT liaison…the liaison could then contact supervision on the platforms and give them a heads up as to what is going to be going on.
However, I'd tend to think that the RVL trains were late for more than just the reason of Dock not answering the phone, but rather due to congestion east AND
west and through Newark Penn, and even more likely late connecting trains from New York.
There are a handful of VERY
critical switches at Dock, which if they go bad the railroad comes to a crawl, whereas others can sort of be bypassed, and gone around. Even so, when a maintainer has to throw each switch(es) manually, with verbal permission, it takes a lot of time, and if there are several switches that are acting up, oh boy — take off your shoes and relax a while.